So, the position with the Distorted Perceptions print book is that my novel’s paperback edition was published on Lulu, and is technically available.
I was generally happy with it, except for an issue – Lulu’s end – involving words being meshed together, following instances of words I’d written in italics.
It doesn’t by any means happen right through the book, but does occur frequently, and needs to be fixed. The book isn’t unreadable, but the issue would definitely distract a reader.
However, Lulu are in the process of updating their website.
I can’t currently even access my account. My username, email, and passwords are all apparently invalid. Lulu’s Customer Services are currently inundated, and I haven’t received anything other than generated email replies to my queries.
KDP Print – I found simply overwhelming.
I just tried out Blurb, and my PDFs were apparently all the wrong sizes and dimensions.
I’m disappointed, as I had visions of creating hardback editions, along with the paperback. For now, however – I can only recommend the ebook versions. All are free to download. A recent post about the publication of the novel should clarify.
If you’re determined to own a Distorted Perceptions paperback, and are willing to overlook the technical issues described, the book is available to purchase via Lulu – if, that is, you have an account you can access. It isn’t available through Amazon and other sites, as I hadn’t got as far as setting up expanded distribution.
Bear with me on this. It’s incredibly frustrating, and disheartening. I’ve worked so hard on the project.